Good Samaritan Society - Lakota is located in Lakota, North Dakota, a city with a population of 958 people. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A score in this range requires above average scores in most areas. Based on the data we reviewed, you could do much worse than this place. If you look below, you can see this facility's category grades, which are also quite good.
Good Samaritan Society - Lakota
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its strong overall performance, we gave this facility an A for our inspections rating. Our inspection grades account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category generally have very few severe deficiencies. While this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility fared well in our long-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a score of A for that area, which happens to be one of our most impressive grades. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 98.4252 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. We scrutinized the levels of nurses at the facility, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses spent with residents, in determining our rating in this category. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we graded was short-term care. In this category, we gave this nursing home a strong grade of B. In the category of short-term care, we strive to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The final measure we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Lakota Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 4.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 3.36% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of poor nursing care. However, this metric can also be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 19.9% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 18.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 5.76% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 96.66% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 15.94% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 17.76% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Lakota, 17.76 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.